Rochester School Corporation
690 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223 2159
Jana Vance, Supt.

    Rochester Community School Corporation

     
    Rochester Community School Press Releases:


    January 6th, 2021
    On behalf of the Rochester Community School System, I would like to thank each of you for your support
    during a very difficult time for our district, community and nation as a whole. Covid has brought challenges for
    each of us and that holds true for our district as well. I am thankful for our faculty and staff and their hard work to
    continue to support students at every level.
    As we enter a new year, my gratitude goes much deeper than what our faculty and staff are doing to provide
    for not only the best education for our students but their safety as well. I am thankful for the support of our parents
    and their willingness to follow safety protocols. For those parents/guardians who have had to attend a ‘zoom’
    conference with teachers and administrators, thank you for supporting your child’s education. To the parents of our
    fine arts students, thank you for following guidelines when concerts are in person; and, when we couldn’t safely
    have you in the district, thank you for supporting our virtual concerts. Parents of student athletes, thank you for
    wearing your masks and socially distancing both at home and away venues. Each and every one of you continues to
    lead by example. Thank you!
    A special thank you to Rochester Telephone Company for helping to live stream all events so parents and
    family members are able to watch their student participate in the various activities throughout our district. WROI
    has been a tremendous media resource in helping us relay information, thank you. And to our friends at the
    Rochester Sentinel and Shopping Guide News, thank you for continuing to support Rochester Community Schools.
    To our local health department, your help with contact tracing, answering our questions at nearly every
    hour of the day and evaluation of our re-entry plans continues to help us safe guard all who are in the district. Thank
    you!
    We speak often in our district about it “taking a village to raise a child”; now more than ever we realize
    how true that is. Thank you!
    My desire, as I am sure it is yours as well, is to return to as normal an environment as possible. But until
    then, your support and efforts do not go unnoticed!

    Respectfully,
    Jana K. Vance, Ed.S
    Superintendent
    Rochester Community School Corporation



    Food Delivery/Pick-up Information

    Food will be delivered on bus routes to students in the country starting tomorrow. Also meals can be picked up at the High School at Zebby Door from 11:30 -2:00 for students only. This will be run just like we did in November buses will stop at the offices of Arbor Woods, Country Meadows-11:00-11:30 and Four Seasons-11:45-12:15. 




    December 3, 2020

    As of 12/3/20, the Fulton County Health Department has approved the new CDC recommendations for quarantine as they pertain to close contact to an individual who is positive for Covid.  

     

    If a student or staff member of Rochester Schools is identified as a close contact to a positive person, they have 2 options for quarantine time:

     

    1. They may quarantine for 10 days from their exposure date to a positive person and come back to school/work without being tested.

                    OR

    1. They may quarantine for 7 days from their exposure date to a positive person and come back to school with a negative test result. The test cannot be taken before day 5 of quarantine and the individual must remain in quarantine through the 7 days. 

    Please note that the school does have to have verification of a negative test for the student or staff to return to school. 

     

    Per the Fulton County Health Department, members living in the same household as a person positive for COVID-19 cannot properly isolate.  Therefore, students or staff in the same household as a person positive for COVID-19 OR a person quarantining with symptoms but not tested will need to quarantine at home for 20 days. 

     

    Jana K. Vance, Ed.S

    Superintendent

    Rochester Community School Corporation





    Approved 2021-2022 RCSC School Calendar
    Please note the difference to Spring Break from what was on the proposed version.


    November 13th, 2020

    We know that Covid puts extra stressors on all and we are all feeling the exhaustion of the pandemic.  Please continue to work to safeguard your student and family as well as our district and community by:

    --Do not send your student to school if they are feeling ill or have a fever
    --Follow safety protocols by social distancing and wearing masks
    --Wash hands often
    --Adhere to basic personal hygiene

    If we can assist you or your family, please be sure to reach out to your building principal or school nurse.
    Thank you in advance for your patience and support.  

    Jana K. Vance, Ed.S

    Superintendent

    Rochester Community School Corporation






    November 6th, 2020

    Collective Bargaining Agreement
    The 2020-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement was approved during the Special Board Meeting on November 5th, 2020. Please click on the link above to view the signed and approved Agreement.



    November 3, 2020

    Meal Delivery Information

    Rochester Community Schools will continue to provide food routes and meal pick-ups for our families.  The meal packages will be available daily, Monday thru Friday.  Cafeteria staff will develop meals for all students. If you would like this free service please contact Mrs. Wilkinson (information below) to get your family included.  This FREE FOR ALL service will last until RCSC is back in session.  

    • FAMILIES WHO LIVE IN TOWN
      •  Pick up meals daily at the Zebby doors at RHS from 11:30 am -2:00 pm.  
    • FAMILIES OF STUDENTS IN THE COUNTRY
      • Routes will run as normal to deliver food  
      • If you live in the country, but do not ride a bus and would like to receive the meals, please contact Kathy Wilkinson.  
    • ARBOR WOODS, COUNTRY MEADOWS, FOUR SEASONS
      • A bus will stop at the office of your neighborhood and meals can be picked up from the bus at the following times.   
      • Arbor Woods: 11:00 a.m.
      • Country Meadows:11:00 a.m.
      • Four Seasons:11:45 a.m.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information or help.  

    Kathy Wilkinson

    Director of Food Services

    Rochester Community Schools

    Kathy.Wilkinson@zebras.net

    574-223-2159 ext. 5004  



    October 19, 2020

    Free Breakfast and Lunch Extended
    Free Breakfast and Lunch will be provided until June 30, 2021

    Parents should continue to fill out the application for Free/Reduced assistance if needed, as this process applies for book rental fees, and it will be applicable for meals when this waiver from the USDA expires.




    September 14th, 2020
    Free Breakfast and
    Lunch
    Beginning Monday, September 14th, RCSC will begin providing FREE breakfast and lunch each day for ALL students throughout the district. This is offered and made possible through a waiver from the USDA and is available until December 31st 2020 or until the federal funds are depleted.

    Parents should continue to fill out the application for Free/Reduced assistance if needed, as this process applies for book rental fees, and it will be applicable for meals when this waiver from the USDA expires.

    Virtual students will still be receiving their meals through deliveries.


    Arrival/Dismissal Information


    Preschool
    Smart Start is from Noon to 2:30pm
    Little Zebras is from 8:30am to 2:15pm

    Columbia Elementary

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday -
    doors open at 7:45am; school will begin at 8:15am.
    Wednesday -
    doors open at 8:15am; school will begin at 8:45am.
    Car dismissal will be the same every day of the week and will begin at 2:45pm. Students who ride the bus will be dismissed when the busses arrive at 3pm.

    Riddle Elementary
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - doors open at 7:45am; school will begin at 8:15am.
    Wednesday -
    doors open at 8:15am; school will begin at 8:45am.
    Dismissal will begin at 3pm.

    Rochester Middle School

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday -
    doors open at 7:30am; school will begin at 8:00am.
    Wednesday 
    - doors open at 7:30am; school will begin at 8:30am.
    Dismisal will begin at 2:45pm.

    Rochester High School
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday -
    doors open at 7:30am; school will begin at 8:15am.
    Wednesday 
    -
    doors open at 8:00am; school will begin at 8:45am.
    Dismisal will begin at 2:42pm.









    Steps to prevent illness:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
    ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoro
    navirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

    CDC Main Website
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html



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    Rochester Community School Corporation Athletics


    We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.
    Please register at:   https://rochester-in.finalforms.com/     -- now and electronically complete ALL forms!
    Thank you in advance!






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